Job Posting 102265

Youth Worker
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closed 9 days ago (Sun, 14 Jul)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $21.50 per hour

JOB POSTING #2024-114-01

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Youth Worker

Immigrant Youth Services  

Wage: $21.50 per hour

Part Time: 21 hours per week, Monday to Friday  

Temporary to March 31, 2025 (possibility of extension)

 

Facilitate Community Activities for Newcomer Youth

Join the team at Archway

Come Help Us Help People

Location:  Abbotsford

On Site

Job Summary:

The Youth Worker is responsible for providing support to immigrant and refugee youth. This position meets with youth from a wide variety of backgrounds and provides them with professional support in all situations.  The Youth Worker plans and facilitates creative activities that connect newcomer and Canadian youth virtually, in-person, in community, and in schools.  This position provides afterschool programs from our office or other locations and works one-on-one with multi-barriered youth.

Your Role:

Archway’s Youth Worker with the Immigrant Youth Services Program contributes by:

  • Planning and facilitating activities, such as field trips during school breaks, which can be delivered using a variety of methods including online and in-person in assigned schools. 
  • Planning and facilitating after school homework support, leadership, and recreation activities that can be delivered in-person and online.
  • Connecting with teachers, counselors, and colleagues from different programs at Archway to identify new immigrant youth who may benefit from the program. 
  • Preparing and designing creative ways to reach targeted youth in assigned schools and recruiting them for lunch time and after school programs.
  • Performing intake and needs assessment on youth who are new to the program.
  • Providing one-on-one support, including outreach, case management and wraparound goals for multi-barriered youth.
  • Transporting youth to and from programs and transporting multi-barriered youth to needed appointments.
  • Recruiting volunteer youth to support immigrant youth. 

This position is a great fit for someone who is energetic, identifies with immigrant youth, has great communication and facilitation skills, and understands the barriers facing immigrant youth.

Our Offer

  • Wage: $21.50 per hour
  • A part-time position at 21 hours per week, availability Mondays to Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Temporary until March 31, 2025 (possibility of extension).
  • Benefits include:
    • Three weeks’ pro-rated vacation.
    • A great benefits plan including extended health, and dental, you choose your plan.
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes online access to wellness resources.
    • Great in-house training opportunities.
    • Rewarding work in a positive environment.
    • Work/Life balance.

Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:

  • Two years of post secondary education in a youth-related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years’ experience engaging and working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience delivering program services using a variety of software and technology.
  • Ability to read, speak, and write Swahili or Farsi.

The Job Requires you to have:

  • Knowledge of youth culture, trends, issues facing youth, and of common barriers immigrant youth face such as culture shock and new behavioural norms and expectations.
  • Knowledge of how to support people with English as an additional language.
  • Strong cross cultural skills; ability to communicate effectively across cultures and mindful of differences in culture.
  • Good conflict resolution skills; ability to address conflicts and coach youth through conflict.
  • Strong relationship building skills; ability to relate and understand a client’s experiences and share personal experiences in a helpful and appropriate manner.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills and attention to detail.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills; ability to organize, prepare, and deliver engaging presentations.
  • Strong computer literacy; ability to use Microsoft Office365, virtual meeting platforms, and keep up to date on social media trends.
  • Recruitment and marketing skills; ability to effectively promote the program to potential clients.
  • Knowledge of the BC school system including general schedule of the year, the high school experience, and school structures.
  • Ability to work with clients outdoors during excursions and field trips.
  • Ability to drive for program-related work, including the use of a personal vehicle.
  • Valid class 5 BC Driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Current Emergency First Aid with CPR/AED level C is a condition of employment.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check is a condition of employment.

Closing date is July 14, 2024.

 

 

No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.  

 

We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stō:ló people. Stō:ló territory extends from the mouth of the Fraser River to Boston Bar. Locally, this includes the Matsqui First Nation and Sumas First Nation. We give them thanks for sharing their land and resources with us.

 

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